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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

richard1088 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:09 PM
Ghettotown Update: The Russian Defense Minister confirmed on Nov. 6th that jihadists were supplied and possession of at least 50 Stinger (Manpads). This includes, of course Al Qaeda. Russian intelligence in Syria is vastly superior to what the U.S. obstensibly has or had before 9/11/12. These Stinger missiles were supplied via our ambassador in Benghazi through Turkey - under the express direction of President Obama. Obama, it was revealed today, was informed by the FBI Director Mueller in August that CIA Dir.Petreus was having an affair and, more importantly, top secret information was found on his lover's computer. Obama ordered the FBI to take no action until after the election. We need to IMPEACH this ethical toilet bowl.

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:
 

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...